Avoca Shop at Malahide Castle and Gardens. Photograph: Alan Betson

Batches of Avoca-brand Caramelised Onion Hummus and Roasted Red Pepper Hummus have been recalled because of fears of the presence of listeria monocyto(...)

 Waiter, there’s a fly in my soup! Complaints to the   Food Safety Authority of Ireland rose by 17 per cent last year. Photograph: Getty Images

Live insects in desserts, long black hairs in garlic sauces and a human nail in a takeaway meal were just three of the 3,200 things consumers complain(...)

Heavy statistic: some 23 per cent of Irish adults are classified as obese. Photograph: Peter Dazeley/Getty

Imagine sneaking a cigarette into your child’s lunchbox as a “Friday treat”. Picture yourself celebrating a birthday party by laying on a nicotine fea(...)

Largo Food, based in Ashbourne, was prosecuted by Health Service Executive (HSE) environmental health officers under an EU law regulating safe food and animal feed.  Photograph: Mr Tayto Facebook page

The company behind the Tayto and Hunky Dorys crisp brands was one of two prosecuted over food safety issues last month, according to the Food Safety A(...)

 US president-elect Trump’s private airplane meal of choice? A  bucket of KFC chicken

Select, Aoife McElwain’s weekly column in The Ticket every Friday, gave us plenty of food for thought in 2016, investigating food culture and traditio(...)

Aldi has blamed a ‘descriptive error’ for the incorrect labelling of farmed Scottish smoked salmon as wild Irish smoked salmon in its Christmas catalogue.   File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Aldi has blamed a “descriptive error” for the incorrect labelling of farmed Scottish smoked salmon as wild Irish smoked salmon in its Christmas catalo(...)

The closures are served where it is deemed there is, or there is likely to be, a ‘grave and immediate danger to public health’. Photograph: Getty Images

Closure orders were served on three food premises during November prompting the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) to appeal to businesses to tak(...)

RTÉ is now recruiting ‘leaders’ for the 10th series of Operation Transformation.

Irish people are not making the lifestyle changes needed to promote and improve their health. Despite repeated information campaigns on quitting smoki(...)

The bar of the Sunnybank Hotel in Glasnevin, Dublin was one of nine businesses premises to receive a closure order from the HSE in October. Image: Google Street View.

An Indian restaurant in Dublin’s Temple Bar area and a hotel bar on the northside of the city were served with closure orders by the Food Safety Autho(...)

Women do take supplements – middle-class women who are actively trying to get pregnant. But up to half of all women have unplanned pregnancies. Also, women from deprived backgrounds are far less likely to be on folic acid before or during their pregnancy. Photograph: iStock

Given the acres of newsprint devoted to the issue of female reproductive health, it is astonishing so little attention is paid to a small measure that(...)

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